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Upcoming events

    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM

    • 1 Dec 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 106 West Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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    • 5 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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    • 22 Dec 2018
    • 106 West Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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    • 25 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 26 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM

    • 1 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    • 2 Jan 2019
    • 5:30 AM

    Agenda will update soon

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Acrylic Painting for Everyone!

    (Sample of Lydia's artwork. Another composition will be used.)

    We are kicking off our Winter Schedule with a fun and relaxed acrylic painting workshop. Never painted? No worries because acrylic artist, Lydia Derouen, will work step-by-step along with each student to produce a lovely painting to take home (suitable for framing and hanging). Mardi Gras motif.

    Come to paint….stay for the fun! Door prizes! Bring a friend!

    If you further questions? Contact the Lydia Derouen at masterpiecebayouparty@gmail.com.

    *Bring lunch. Bottled water and cookies will be provided.

    Lydia Derouen - Instructor

    Born and raised in Lake Charles, Lydia Derouen is an award winning artist and member of RealArt of DeRidder Gallery. She regularly teaches classes and takes art classes from a Jackson Square artist in New Orleans, LA. Lydia is a leading muralist, painting for years in SW Louisiana homes and restaurants. Her statement:  “If any of my pieces bring joy to viewers, then my artistic goal has truly been accomplished.”

    Supply List

    To Be Determined

    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM

    Agenda will update soon

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 1008 W. Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA

    Basic Portrait Drawing


    Join artist Barbara Crum, from RealArt of DeRidder Gallery, for this portrait drawing class. The benefit of this drawing class is for those who have never drawn a portrait or those who can’t seem to get them to look like they want. We will cover the basic shapes of the head and face and then the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and chin. By the end of the class you should have a better understanding of the human head and its proportions.

    Barbara is a hands-on teacher, going through each step thoroughly. 

    Contact artist if you have questions:  barbc2000@earthlink.net

    *Bring your own lunch. 

    Instructor – Barb Crum

    Barb is an excellent SW Louisiana artist who is adept in several mediums including: Drawing, Oils, Acrylic, and Watercolors. She resides nearby in DeRidder.

    Supply List

    • Pencils - HB and 6B
    • Gum eraser
    • Kneaded eraser
    • Sketching pad
    • Mobile phone or tablet


    • 6 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM

    Agenda will update soon

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Easy Steps to Better Photos!


    Do you want to take better family photos? Would you like to make more intriguing travel images?   Now is your chance!   In this class you will learn basic, but simple, techniques that will help you become a better photographer.  Entering the confusing world of exposure, f-stops and shutter speeds you’ll better understand these concepts and learn how they can help you improve your photos.

    If you have further questions, please contact Barbara LaFleur at blafleur1003@gmail.com.

    The digital photography revolution served to rekindle Brenda’s longstanding interest in travel and family photography.   More than a decade ago she began a journey to become more than a just recreational photographer.  That journey has included numerous on-line classes and location seminars with nationally known photographers.  She enjoys nature, landscape and macro photography.   Living in Southwest Louisiana provides countless opportunities to pursue those areas of interests.  She particularly enjoys sharing the magic and charm of The Gulf Coast with those who view her work.     In addition to teaching digital photography in the Lake Charles area, she has also taught photo editing techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom software.


    Bring your camera, loaded with a full battery and empty data card.  

    Handouts will be provided but pen and paper might be helpful.  


    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM

    Agenda will update soon

    • 1 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM

    Agenda will update soon

    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM

    Agenda will update soon

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"Gallery By The Lake" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 106 West Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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